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• Our building philosophy

Cost and quality

We wanted to build a yacht at a reasonable price but at the same time safe in all conditions, fast and pleasant to manoeuvre, able to face ocean crossings safely, with modern and elegant aesthetic lines. These rules were the guide which helped us choose the material, aluminium, which is difficult to work with but light, sturdy, safe but also the choice of the design: a boat which first and foremost was designed for sailing and with the internal fittings being designed as a consequence.

Much attention has been paid to optimizing the weight: the hull sheets with differentiated and optimized thicknesses, the floor plates lightened as much as possible whilst maintaining an absolutely rigid structure, the longitudes with contours designed for the best weight distribution and moment of inertia and extrusions especially made to an exclusive design.

The fittings and rigging are made following the same basic rules: lightweight and technologically advanced materials, an in depth study of the disposition of all the deck materials in order to obtain maximum practicality and simplicity of use, without leaving anything to chance.

An ecological choice
Last but by no means least is respect for the environment: on the contrary to fibreglass, aluminium doesn’t require any polluting process when it is worked. The lighter weight means less fuel consumption and therefore lower carbon dioxide emissions when using the engine. The lighter weight and the water lines makes cruising at a higher speed possible when using the sails in light winds, drastically reducing the use of the engine. Aluminium is highly resistant to corrosion and so not all of the internal parts of the hull need to be painted, consequently the impact on the environment of necessary volatile compontents is lessened, and this remains so over a period of time (the parts which weren’t painted initially will never require painting in the future). Teak has been eliminated for the deck in favour of synthetic materials; wood has been used sparingly for the internal finish, it’s been substituted with alternative materials such as alveolar structures in aluminium. At the end of its life, aluminium can easily be recycled using only 5% of the energy originally needed for the production of the metal.

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